Mar 20, 2013 1:00am PDT
included energy infrastructure, levies, and inland waterways. inland waterways getting a d-minus, barely above a failing grade. how, if you know, does the u.s. infrastructure compare with that of other countries? in some surveys, very poorly, i believe. >> well, what we do know is that our infrastructure is a part of our competitiveness in the world. if we want to be competitive we need to invest. we can look at things such as china investing some 9% in their infrastructure. europe investing 5% of their gdp in infrastructure. yet you look at the united states, and we're down around 2%. and that's about half of what we invested 50 years ago. >> what about bridges? where -- how -- you know, there have been major stories having to do with the safety of our bridges, that major collapse in minneapolis a few years ago, are they getting better or not? >> yes. they're actually getting better. they improved over our 2009 report card. again, reflecting an increase investment in bridges. we're seeing that around the nation as local leaders step up and start replacing bridges that need to be
Mar 14, 2013 7:00pm PDT
higher energy costs on the consumer price index. we'll learn how confident consumers are right now with the michigan survey out. and we'll get alan greenspan's views on the economy right now. first here's a look at the international markets and how they did today. >>> a big night in the big apple for samsung tonight. it's expected to launch its newest smartphone, the galaxy s4. the company rented radio city music hall for the unveiling. samsung hopes it will help it gain share over apple's popular iphone. apple is still number one with 34% share. samsung has 19%. joining us with more, dennis berman from "the wall street journal." dennis, a lot of hype for this new samsung phone. what's new? what are the bells and whistles? >> of course, the hype -- it's supposed to be unveiled at radio city music hall. they chose a pretty cool venue for it. they're not saying precisely, but there have been some things that leaked out their business speculation. one of the possibilities is perhaps that the phone follows your eye. so as you look at your phone or looking down at an imaginary phone, it
Mar 12, 2013 7:00pm PDT
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Mar 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
report," i'm jackie deangelis. >>> while energy prices creep higher, so does optimism about the recovery in the u.s. housing market. one of the nation's largest home builders say the fundamentals in the real estate turn around are strong, and that an increase in home prices is not a bad thing. >> what we're seeing is that prices are moving up, not because costs are moving up so much, but because demand is getting so strong, we're seeing some freeing up in the mortgage market. so there is some liquidity out there. >> two subsidiaries of is sc capital hedge fund are paying a record amount to settle insider trading charges. the units have agreed to pay more than $600 million to settle claims from the securities and exchange commission over improper trading in two stocks. the s.e.c. said it might still investigate individuals at the firm. >>> on capitol hill today, jpmorgan came under fire at a senate hearing. bank executives were grilled about more than $6 billion in trading losses due to a series of botched trades orchestrated by a trader now infamously known as the london whale.